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Observation Date: 
02/10/2018
Observer Name: 
kory USU Level 1
Region: 
Logan
Location Name or Route: 
Grouse Hollow, Lone Pine Canyon
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Sunny than snowy, repeat!
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Did not snow enough to record the new snow.  Trace.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
Large collapse again on a ENE aspect 8000 ft.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Problem #1 Comments: 

Its there.

Snow Profile
Comments: 

I am still really at a loss of words.  I haven't been backcountry skiing that long, so I havent seen this before. So I am still sticking to terrain that does not have this structure or terrain with low consiquence.  Super poor snowpack structure Pencil slab sitting on fist facets that were not wet or rounding today.  I dont know how to explain it but maybe it will snow again (wet, heavy, and windy!!!) and we can really test this weak layer.  We had another large collapse today on a ENE aspect at 8000ft.  We also had notible pit results.  CT all SC  (V,V,V,11,15,13)  and ECT results ECTP  13, 15, 19.    

Photo 1 Snow!  These photos were within 10 min of each other.

Photo 2 Weather today was on and off!

Photos

1.  Pit Stucture.

2.  CTV SC 

Photo 1:  Weak 3 mm facets on ground.

Day sliding on snow is better than in the Gym.

Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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